Wanted: Bellydance Teacher

Mariesaffron

New member
How does a person find a teacher (safely)? I’m very interested in taking actual classes instead of learning soley from videos, and think I will be able to, but I have no idea how to find a teacher. I’ve never heard a word of any type of dance other than the waltz or breakdance, and certainly not bellydance, around here, so I’m really not sure that there is a bellydance teacher in my area. Am I supposed to look somewhere--read something online? Or am I supposed to ask around community centers, maybe? I really am not sure, so could any of you please help me?
do you have a computer? OK, type the word bellydance teachers directory, in Florida. Marie
 

Mariesaffron

New member
Hello again, at your age it is going to be difficult to find a teacher, people do not want to deal with minors, your parents will have to help you to find a belly dance teacher, if not forget it untill you are 18 so you can do it yourself. think: Marie
 
Hi Florida has a booming bellydance community!!!! You can try the teachers listing on Oriental dancer.net, another good choice is www.shira.net--that's how I found my teacher!:dance:
Yasmine
 

Aisha Azar

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Teacher, ertc.

Hello again, at your age it is going to be difficult to find a teacher, people do not want to deal with minors, your parents will have to help you to find a belly dance teacher, if not forget it untill you are 18 so you can do it yourself. think: Marie


Dear Belly dance FTW,
I have been teaching for a LOT of years now and nearly always have some minors in my class. Instead of signing a release themselves, they need to have it signed by their parent/guaridan. This is the ONLY difference in how minors sign up for class. My youngest student at the moment is 10. My oldest is in her 60s. Everyone is welcome.
My advice is to study up on teaches. Ask to visit a class and see how the instructor teaches. Does she/he seem to understand and have a lesson plan? Does she/he give individual help to the students? Does she/he move throigh the lesson at a pace that is beneficial to ther students instead of having a strict time limit? If this is a possibility in your location, ask to sit in on a class of several different instructors and see which one is right for you.
Regards,
A'isha
 

da Sage

New member
Welcome, bellydanceFTW!

I just found this cool site by googling:

Belly Dance Florida

You can also call local Community Education offices and YMCAs, to see if they know of any classes.

Try checking bulletin boards at coffee shops, dance supply shops, and gyms.

Remember, if your first teacher isn't a good fit, you can always try again with another one!
 

Madeline

New member
I’ve seen several different classes and performing troupes that are all for teen girls! You could go to a bellydance festival or other event to see what style you’re interested in, although the community center might hold classes too. I’m sure you can find a good teacher in your area! :dance:
 
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